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James Barker (bef. 1622 - 1702)

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James Barker
Born before in Southwold, Suffolk, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Islandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Newport, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
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Categories: Puritan Great Migration.

[NOTE: His father Jame's names wife Elizabeth. Her maiden name is unknown, but it is guessed/assumed she would be the mother of this James. ]

The Puritan Great Migration.
James Barker migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Biography

James Barker, son of James, was baptized at Southwold, England on October 22, 1622. His father left a widow, Elizabeth (unk) Barker, but it is unknown if she was James' mother. [1][2][3]

  • 1644: Corporal [3] [4]
  • 1648: Ensign; Member of the General Court of Elections at Newport. [3] [4]
  • 1655: Listed among the Freeman [3] [4]
  • 1655: 61: 63: Court Commissioner [3] [4]
  • 1661: Member of the committee to receive contributions to obtain a charter.[3] [4]
  • 1661: Received half a share in land at Misquamicut (Westerly) and was named to the committee to conduct affairs for this land. [3] [4]
  • 1663: July 8: Named in the Royal Charter granted by Charles II [3] [4]
  • 1663-66: 71-72: 76-78: Assistant [3] [4]
  • 1667: 69-71: 74: 76-77: 81: 83-86: Deputy. [3] [4]
  • 1674: September 29: He and Caleb Carr Sr. bought all the lands at Seaconnet from Awansuck, squaw and sachem for L60. [3]
  • 1677: Served on the court regarding the 'injurious' actions of those in the Connecticut Colony. [3] [4]
  • 1678: 79: Deputy Governor [3] [4]
  • 1690: Assisted in the ordination of the Reverend Richard Dingley of the First Baptist Church. [3]

He was also an Elder of the Baptist Church at Newport and a teaching brother for many years. [3] [4]

James married Barbard Dungan about 1644. Barbara was born about 1628, daughter of Thomas and Frances (Latham/Clarke) Dungan. [2] [3] [4] [5]

James died in 1702. [3][5]

Children

  • Elizabeth born about 1645; died on July 5, 1676: married November 30, 1666, Nicholas Easton, son of Peter and Ann Coggleshell) Easton. [3] [6] [4] [5]
  • James born about 1648; died on December 1, 1722; married about 1673, Sarah Jefferay, daughter of William and Mary (Gould) Jefferay. [3] [4] [7] [5]
  • Mary born about 1649 at Newport; died on September 19, 1723 at Warwick, Rhode Island; married first Elisha Smith son of Edward Smith; married second Israel Arnold, son of Stephen and Sarah (Smith) Arnold on April 16, 1677. [3] [4] [5]
  • Joseph born ___; died in 1725; married Sarah Read. [3] [4] [5]
  • William born in 1662; died on November 3, 1741; married. Elizabeth Easton, daughter of Peter and Ann (Coggleshell) Easton. [3] [4] [5]
  • Sarah born about 1665; died unmarried. [3] [4] [5]
  • Peter born ___; died in 1725; married first in 1692, Freelove Bliss of John and Desmaris (Arnold) Bliss; married second, in 1712, Susanna Peckham; Peter and Susan Barker are named in the will of James Peckham. [3] [4] [5] [5]
  • Christina born ___; married William Philips son of Michael and Barbara Philips. [3] [4][5]
  1. William born in 1662; died on November 3, 1741; married Elizabeth Easton, daughter of Peter and Ann Coggleshell) Easton. [6] [3] [4] [5]

Frances (Latham) Dungan, widow of William Dungan, married Captain Jeremiah Clarke and emigrated to America shortly after their marriage accompanied by her children by William Dungan, including her daughter Barbara, born about 1628, who married Honorable James Barker.[8]

[Note: Nicholas Easton is listed on the Mary & John, March 1634, , Barker's not listed as a passengers, see p. 30 notes One Hundred Allied Families]

Sources

Footnotes

  1. Fiske, Jane Fletcher & William Wyman Fiske. Continued: The Rhode Island Barker Family: Suffolk Background and Connections to Other New England Immigrants," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Boston, Massachusetts, Vol. 170, p. 76- (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fiske, Jane Fletcher & William Wyman Fiske. The Rhode Island Barker Family: Suffolk Background and Connections to Other New England Immigrants," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015 p. 205-15 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 Austin, James Osborne. The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island: Comprising Three Generations of Settlers who Came Before 1690, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Maryland 1887 p. 14-15: 67: 111: 148: 152: 293: 380
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 The Newport Historical Magazine, Volume 1, July,1880, Newport Historical Publishing Company, Newport, Rhode Island, 1881 p. 44-45: p. 256-7
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 Austin, John Osborne. One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families, Salem, Massachusetts, 1893 p. 14: 26: 192. Reprint: Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 2009
  6. 6.0 6.1 Canfield, Rosemary. Nicholas Easton of Newport and Some of His Descendants in: Rhode Island Roots, Vol. 17, Rhode Island Genealogical Society, Warwick, Rhode Island, 1975, p. 72-3. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.)
  7. Anderson, Robert C. Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995 p. 1083-4 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010)
  8. Leach: p. 221

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On 29 Dec 2015 at 16:01 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Barker-1534 and Barker-244 appear to represent the same person because: Same son. The dates on the Barker-1534 profile don't match what's on Barker-244, but given the sparse info on Barker-1534, I think it's a safe bet that they are intended to represent the same person. Please merge to Barker-244 so this family will no longer be separated.

On 29 Jan 2015 at 21:46 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

There is a not very conclusive reference to James Barker marrying a daughter of Jeremiah Clarke. Doesn't mention Grace(p. 26) Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America: With a Brief History of Those of the First Generation and References to the Various Local Histories, and Other Sources of Information where Additional Data May be Found by Henry Whittemore

NEHGS reference lists Barbara Dungan, wife of James Barker as the daughter of Jeremiah Clarke's wife Frances (Latham) Dungan/Clarke/Vaughn and her first husband William Dungan. (p. 72) The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 37-52 (1883-98), 1920 This may be the daughter being referenced in the previous citation.

Never found Grace Clark. Chris

On 29 Jan 2015 at 21:19 GMT John Schmeeckle wrote:

I can't find any evidence that James Barker had a mother named Grace Clark. Does anybody know of any?



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